The Original Foucault Pendulum Location, The Pantheon, Paris
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 48° 50.781 E 002° 20.709
31U E 451955 N 5410582
Quick Description: [FR] La première démonstration publique date de 1851, le pendule étant accroché à la voûte du Panthéon de Paris. [EN] Foucault made his most famous pendulum when he suspended a 28-kg bob with a 67-metre wire from the dome of the Panthéon in Paris.
Location: France
Date Posted: 1/27/2008 11:46:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM31YC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 186

Long Description:
[FR] Le pendule que Foucault a installé au Panthéon en 1851 mesurait 67 mètres et portait une masse de 28 kilogrammes. Une fois lancé, ce pendule oscille pendant 6h. La période (aller-retour) étant de 16,5 s, le pendule dévie de 11° par heure. Depuis 1995, ce pendule est à nouveau au Panthéon.

[EN] In October 1995, the original Foucault Pendulum was reinstalled in the Pantheon, using the original lead-coated brass ball.

Material: Brass

Period of oscillation: 16

Hours of Operation: From: 10:00 AM To: 6:00 PM

Admission Cost: 8.00 (listed in local currency)

Weight of the ball: Not Listed

Length: Not Listed

Rotation time: Not Listed

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